Role of eld erly

Central Leader - - Letters -

I was a bit sur­prised and sad­dened by the com­ment from Mr Mayes re­gard­ing the St Lukes de­vel­op­ment.

He stated that “the mix of chil­dren and el­derly peo­ple doesn’t work”.

This, in my opin­ion, is where we go wrong in con­tem­po­rary so­ci­ety.

El­derly peo­ple have a huge role to play in the growth and de­vel­op­ment of chil­dren.

They are our win­dow into life ex­pe­ri­ence.

I know what grow­ing up without grand­par­ents or el­derly rel­a­tives is like – it’s less than it should be.

If we placed more value on the role of the el­derly in so­ci­ety, I think we would have fewer prob­lems with our young.

So the de­vel­op­ment does not sound so bad af­ter all. PAU L WO O D RU F F E

M t E d e n

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